“Lord, if we should stumble, my horse and I, pick my horse up first, for he has carried me through both heaven and hell.”
Hurricane Harvey hit Texas’ gulf coast on August 25th, leaving approximately 52 inches of rainfall. Among the thousands displaced are horses, cattle, and other livestock. Fortunately, kind souls have offered many places to keep livestock affected by the storm. Here is how you can help, regardless of where you live.
How to help Hurricane Harvey Horses in Houston
Instead of donating money to big charities, consider providing funds to Texas veterinarian clinics. These vets will care for numerous horses facing serious health hazards such as river rot, colic, flounder, and stress weight loss. Funds will help equip vets with needed medical supplies.
Furthermore, shelters for Houston horses also need donations. Funds provide payment for medical care, feed, and other supplies. These horses will stay at shelters for a month or more while owners rebuild, and bills begin to add up.
Gift cards are also helpful. Tractor Supply Company & Atwoods gift cards will sustain feed bills. Lowes & Walmart gift cards are also useful for maintaining storage and shelters.
Large rubber trash cans are useful to store & organize feed. As shelters accommodate a multitude of horses, keeping types of feed separate is crucial.
Additionally, storage bins provide a waterproof and rodent-proof place to store medical supplies and other items horses need. Storage bins are a necessity to shelters.
Each horse has its own needs, especially after a stressful experience. Therefore, shelters must be equipped with supplies.
Contact shelters to find out what is needed.
If you live close to relief areas, volunteer to help care for the Houston horses. These horses will need helpers to care for them throughout the months they will spend at the shelter. No volunteer is unnecessary!
Contact shelters to find out how you can help Hurricane Harvey horses.
“Lord, I reckon I’m not much just by myself,
I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do.
But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high,
Help me ride it straight the whole way through.”
-Roy Rogers’ Prayer
ATTENTION SHELTERS: Comment below for readers to find information about how to help Houston horses at your shelter.